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      M. De Land replied to the thread Hunting gun.
      A patch ball shooting bore will generally have a much slower twist and the grooves often two or three times as deep as a conical...
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      M. De Land replied to the thread Hunting gun.
      My guess is an original gun like that (if it is) has a patched ball twist and may not handle conicals well. Won't hurt to try some...
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      M. De Land replied to the thread Pietta.
      Most On sold frame guns the part is called a base pin instead of arbor.
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      M. De Land replied to the thread Ball sucking.
      I always pull the ram out of any new cap gun and put a 3/8s for .36 and half inch for .44, ball mill to the end in my lathe and cut a...
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      M. De Land replied to the thread Pietta.
      I've had one since the mid 80's and it is my best match pistol but it took a lot of work to make it so. It's goes to the target matches...
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      M. De Land replied to the thread Stupid, stupid, stupid.
      Black powder double charging is not particularly dangerous. It just pushes out powder that cannot be burned in the barrel length. What...
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      M. De Land replied to the thread Stupid, stupid, stupid.
      I always get a kick out of those who claim to have never dry balled ! As far as I know there are only three kinds of muzzle loader...
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      M. De Land replied to the thread T o w vent liners.
      I feel if one removes nipples for cleaning then why not remove liners if they have a slot or Allen head ? If they don't have a means to...
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      M. De Land replied to the thread T o w vent liners.
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      M. De Land replied to the thread T o w vent liners.
      I use vent liners as well but I think the truth of the matter is they are pretty much a 20th century solution in search of a problem as...
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      M. De Land replied to the thread Offhand shooting?.
      I'm in the same boat as a lock blade knife failure folded up over my trigger finger 20 years ago and now it gets cold fast and I have no...
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      M. De Land replied to the thread Vent Hole Liner.
      Take the barrel out of the stock and put some heat to it from a propane torch. You cannot make enough heat with a hand torch to effect...
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      M. De Land replied to the thread Offhand shooting?.
      Try this. Pull your support arm back to the front or top of trigger guard contacting the open palm of your hand which is pointed at the...
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      Your Colorain and Rice barrels will be 12L14 and the GM will be 1137 barrel quality steel. I'd try for a GM new or used if it were me.
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      M. De Land replied to the thread Dovetail help on smr..
      I've repaired several with a narrow shim under the shoulder angle of the female rather than the base of the dovetail cut. Make it extra...
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